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1. perch

verb. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] sit, as on a branch.

Synonyms

  • rest
  • sit
  • roost

Antonyms

  • stand
  • downgrade
  • divest
  • undeceive

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Perch

  • research
  • search
  • lurch
  • lerche
  • gertsch
  • durch
  • church
  • burtch
  • burch
  • birch
  • bertsche
  • bertsch
  • bertch

How do you pronounce perch?

Pronounce perch as pərʧ.

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Example sentences of the word perch


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pull down on the axle and simultaneously pull the spring out of its perch.

2. Verb, base form
The AKC recommends teaching your dog to "perch" on a box or something like a foot stool.

Quotes containing the word perch


1. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.
- John Cleese, Monty Python's Flying Circus

2. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird).

Synonyms

  • roost

Antonyms

  • pressurise
  • depressurize

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

3. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes.

Synonyms

  • percoidean
  • percoid fish
  • Perca fluviatilis
  • Percina tanasi
  • European perch
  • snail darter
  • Percidae
  • yellow perch
  • pike-perch
  • family Percidae
  • pike perch
  • Perca flavescens

Antonyms

  • ride
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

4. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] an elevated place serving as a seat.

Synonyms

  • place

Antonyms

  • rise
  • moving

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

5. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes.

Synonyms

  • percoidean
  • order Percomorphi
  • percoid fish
  • Percomorphi
  • Perciformes
  • order Perciformes

Antonyms

  • cathode
  • pull
  • oxidize
  • oxidise

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

6. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] any of numerous fishes of America and Europe.

Synonyms

  • freshwater fish
  • European perch
  • yellow perch
  • Perca flavescens

Antonyms

  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize
  • summerize

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

7. perch

verb. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] to come to rest, settle.

Synonyms

  • land
  • set down
  • light

Antonyms

  • call option
  • subordinate
  • upper-class
  • middle-class

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

8. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] a square rod of land.

Synonyms

  • pole
  • square measure
  • rod

Antonyms

  • unready
  • disarranged
  • soft
  • up

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

9. perch

noun. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] a linear measure of 16.5 feet.

Synonyms

  • pole
  • pace
  • linear unit
  • furlong
  • rod
  • yard

Antonyms

  • back
  • left
  • right
  • upgrade

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)

10. perch

verb. ['ˈpɝːtʃ'] cause to perch or sit.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • sit
  • sacred
  • professional
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • perche (French)
  • perca (Latin)
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